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Sunday, May 20, 2018

People Of The City Of Kazeroun Win Over The Armed Anti Riot Forces ......This Video Shows The ARF run away from People .....

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

City Of Kazeroun After Wednesday Night Protest .......People burned " Sepah " And Security Forces Cars .....

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People In The City Of Kazeroun Protest Overnight Against The Policy Of Regime To Divide The City And As a Result There Are Many Casualties and Arrest ......

Wednesday Bloodiest night in the city of Kazeroun .......

According to news hundreds of women and men from the city of Kazeroun protested overnight on the evening of Wednesday against the regime decision to divide the city . As a result many have been killed or wounded and arrested in the city .
According to one news between 2- 5 people have been killed by the security forces .

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

By Shutting Down Telegram In Iran , Regime Denies To Almost 40 Millions Iranian The Access To Information , Freedom Of Expression And Their Basic Rights .........


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Gaza: the international community must take immediate action to protect unarmed protesters and end impunity


On the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, Palestinians’ forced displacement following the creation of Israel, FIDH and its member organizations in Palestine and the occupied Syrian Golan Al Haq, Al Mezan, Al Marsad, PCHR and RCHRS, strongly denounce the killings by the Israeli forces of dozens of Palestinians and injuries of thousands exercising their right to peaceful demonstration. Our organizations renew their call to stop immediately the use of excessive force against peaceful protesters. The international community shall take strong measures against Israel to put an end to the ongoing international human rights and humanitarian law violations amounting to war crimes and establish an independent and transparent investigation into the Israeli forces’ use of live fire and snipers. We urge all states to stop their military cooperation with Israel. We also reiterate our condemnation of the unlawful relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem ahead of the commemoration of the Nakba.

For the seventh week in Gaza, Palestinian unarmed protesters demanding an end to the unlawful closure of the Gaza strip and stressing the right of return for refugees who were forced to escape from their land 70 years ago were once again met with disproportionate violence by Israeli security forces. The “Great March of Return”, which started on 30 March and is due to continue until 15 May, marking the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, also demands an end to the 50 year occupation by Israel and stands against the relocation of the American embassy to Jerusalem. Since 30 March, Israeli forces killed 100 Palestinians in protests, including 11 children, two journalists and three persons with disability. 6,938 were injured, including 1,244 children, 253 women, 42 paramedics, and 59 journalists. On Monday 14 May alone, 59 Palestinian protesters were killed and at least 2,000 were injured, including 304 children, 77 women, ten journalists, and three paramedics [1].
Unarmed protesters, including numerous women and children, have been met with excessive force by the Israeli armed forces using live ammunition from snipers and tank fire, rubber bullets and gas grenades [2]. The Israeli snipers deliberately and selectively opened fire at the participants in the peaceful protests, who posed no threat to the lives of Israeli soldiers [3]. Israeli armed forces’ use of excessive force against unarmed civilians who practice their legitimate rights to expression and peaceful assembly, and preventing civilians from seeking medical care, constitute serious and deliberate violations of international humanitarian law and a direct infringement of UN Security Council Resolutions.
According to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Israel’s actions in the context of Gaza amount to willful killings, which may be prosecuted as war crimes by the ICC [4]. The Prosecutor of the ICC is currently carrying out a preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine to prosecute and hold political and military officers accountable, in order to avoid further violations and to ensure justice. The Prosecutor of the ICC must accelerate her ongoing preliminary examination and open an investigation without further delay.
As Palestinians continue to protest in the “Great March of Return”; on May 14, ahead of the Nakba, the US government has unlawfully relocated its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in violation of international law [5]. The international community has never recognized any part of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and deemed the annexation of occupied East Jerusalem illegal. The relocation of the embassy will entrench Israel’s impunity for its widespread violations against Palestinians’ right to life, to freedom of movement, freedom from ill-treatment and to dignity [6]. Our organizations stress that the prohibition of annexation of land acquired by force is a main pillar of international law and international peace and security that must be safeguarded by international community.
Our organizations assert that the continued targeting of unarmed protesters is gravely concerning and call upon the international community, the UN, the EU and state representatives, to exert pressure on Israel to respect its obligations under international humanitarian law; demand Israel fully lifts its unlawful 11 year closure and blockade of the Gaza Strip; condemn Israel’s use of lethal force against Palestinian unarmed protesters; demand that Israel guarantees access to international investigators to look at the deaths of hundreds of Palestinian protesters in Gaza since 30 March; and urgently intervene to ensure Palestinians’ rights and dignity. Our organizations calls upon UN officials and state representatives not to a engage with US officials in Jerusalem upon the embassy’s opening.
The inaction and absence of a political will by the international community and Israel to ensure respect for international humanitarian law will only exacerbate the conflict and allow for the chronic denial of human rights and justice to continue. It is essential that the international community takes immediate action to protect the civilian population in Gaza, who are practicing their undeniable rights to freedom of expression and assembly. Accordingly, measures must be adopted to bring to an end Israel’s fifty year occupation of the Palestinian territory and ensure Palestinians’ right to self determination, and the recognition of the right of Palestinian refugees to return, as mandated by international law.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

For Immediate Release

Iran: Looming Execution of Dervish Member
Halt Death Penalty; Free Others Arbitrarily Held

(Beirut, May 15, 2018) – The Iranian judiciary should immediately halt the looming execution of a member of the Gonabadi Dervish community, Human Rights Watch said today. Iran should also release all Dervish members arbitrarily detained since February 2018.

The authorities arrested more than 300 members of the Dervish community on February 20 following clashes when the authorities violently repressed a peaceful protest in Tehran. The clashes left dozens injured and three police officers and another security force member dead. On March 18, after an unfair trial that lasted three sessions, the authorities sentenced Mohammad Sallas, 46, to death on charges of killing the police officers by driving a bus into a crowd of security officers.

“Iranian authorities repeatedly punish minority communities for protests seeking treatment as equal members of society,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “Iran should end its crackdown on its minority groups and immediately halt the execution of Mohammad Sallas and grant him a fair retrial.”

Many of those arrested remain in custody on vaguely defined charges and without access to a lawyer. On May 10, a member of the Gonabadi Dervish community with close knowledge of the situation who requested anonymity told Human Rights Watch that 430 Dervish men remained in custody in Fashafouyeh prison in Tehran. Activists tweeted on May 14 that the authorities had arraigned 11 women among those detained on charges that included disobeying the police and acting against national security.

Sallas’s trial appears to have been seriously unfair, in particular for a trial that resulted in a death sentence. He had no lawyer during the investigation, and Judge Mohammad Shahriari said during the trial that the authorities had completed their investigation within 48 hours.

Sallas said during his trial that the police had severely beaten him, causing head injuries. He said he drove into the police officers out of anger over their actions, but he had not intended to kill anyone.

On April 24, Saeed Ashrafzadeh, Sallas’ lawyer, told the Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA) that the Supreme Court had upheld the sentence in less than 24 hours after the court took up the case.

On March 4, the authorities informed the family of Mohammad Raji, one of those arrested, that he had died in custody. The authorities have not investigated his death and had threatened reprisals against his family if they spoke about it publicly.

On April 18, Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, the Tehran prosecutor, said at a news conference that “350 indictments have been issued with regard to the incidents on Pasdaran Street, and some of the cases have been referred to the Revolutionary Court.”

He said the authorities are charging the detainees with disturbing public order, disregarding police orders, conspiracy, collusion to disrupt the country's national security, and using weapons.

The source with knowledge of the situation said that among those detained are family members, particularly women, to pressure their family members to confess that they used violence during the protests. The source said that members of the police and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Intelligence Unit have been interrogating the detainees.

Several family members have confirmed that the authorities are not giving detainees access to lawyers or permitting regular family visits or phone calls. They also said that several people injured during the February 20 crackdown have not had adequate access to medical treatment. They include Ahmad Barakoohi, Nima Azizi, Mohsen Noroozi, and Mehdi Mahdavi, who have serious eye injuries, and Shokoufeh Yadollahi, who has a head injury, the family members said.

The Nematollahi Gonabadi Dervish community consider themselves followers of Twelver Shia Islam, the official state religion in Iran, but authorities have persecuted them for their religious beliefs in recent years. On March 8, authorities placed Noor Ali Tabandeh, the group’s spiritual leader, under house arrest. The source said that after the February 20 incident, judicial authorities closed down the Haghighat publishing company and the Reza Charity institution, both of which belong to Gonabadi Dervish members.

Attacks on police forces are criminal acts, but Iranian authorities should not extend criminal responsibility to an entire group of protesters, Human Rights Watch said. Human Rights Watch opposes the death penalty in all circumstances because it is an inherently irreversible, inhumane punishment.

Under international law, everyone is allowed to participate in lawful and peaceful assemblies, based on the principles embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to which Iran is a party. The United Nations Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials require them to avoid the use of force when dispersing assemblies that are unlawful but nonviolent or, if that is not practicable, to restrict such force to the minimum extent necessary.

Article 14 of the ICCPR also requires Iran to ensure the right to a fair trial for anyone brought before the criminal courts. This includes the right “to have adequate time and facilities for the preparation of his defense and to communicate with counsel of his own choosing.” The Iranian authorities should not only charge detainees with a recognizable crime, but they should also ensure the right to a fair trial for those charged, Human Rights Watch said.

For more Human Rights Watch reporting on Iran, please visit:
https://www.hrw.org/middle-east/n-africa/iran

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Iran Coordinating Council Of Teachers Union Called TeachersFrom All over Iran To Protest .....

As a result of protest , 15 teachers were arrested and detained ....
Among them are :
Allah Eghdamdoust , Mohammad Habibi , Raoul Bedaghi , ali Zoulfi , Mohammad Hassan Poureh , Mohammad Taghi falchi , nouraei and Gerami .....
Teachers demanded the followings:
Teachers be paid their unpaid salaries
Stop privatization of schools
Freedom of all imprisoned teachers including Esmail Abdi who is on hunger strike
Stop violation against students in school
Insurance rights
and.........
 In these protest 15 teachers were arrested and detained

Here are the pictures from some of these protest:

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Iranian Teachers Protest All Over Iran ....Calling Fro Free Education Rights For All, Prevention of violenceAgainst Students In Schools , Teachers Salaries Be Paid On Time , Medical Insurance Rights , Stop To The Privatization Of Schools , Freedom of All Imprisoned Teachers including Esmail Abdi Who Is On hunger Strike inside Prison... In This Protest 15 Teachers Have been Arrested ......

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018

In The Past Two Days More Than 40 Local Environmentalists Were Arrested By Regime Security Forces...

News from Iran

According to news in the past two days , more than 40 local environmentalist and two wildlife defenders from the city of Bandar Lengeh have been arrested and detained by regime security agents /forces  .


In the past year regime intelligence agents have arrested so many environmental activist and wildlife defenders on a baseless accusation of espionage .

Hassan Ragh and Aref Zare are the two wildlife defenders from Bandar Length , Bastak and Larestan .

Alireza Farhadzadeh is another environmental activist from Bandar Abbas who's whereabouts is unknown, including many others and Kavous Seyed Emami ......

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

The Stores In The City Of " Baneh " Are Closed For More Than 20 Days .

News from Iran.

Baneh is a border city in Kurdistan province of Iran . " Kolbaran " are the people who cross the border by carrying business products at their back from Iraqi Kurdistan to Iran to be sold in the city of Baneh . Some of these Kolbaran carry the product of business people and receive money for delivery . But regime put lots of pressure by killing , arresting , detaining these " Kolbaran " who deliver the products and receive little money to survive .



Because of regime policies towards Kolbaran and by banning these deliveries, Baneh business people  went on strike and closed their businesses.
Its now more than 20 days that the businesses in the city of Baneh are closed.

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" Kolbar" : Is a person who carries heavy market products from the border of Iraq- Iran to Kurdistan Market .

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